Episode 580: Future Focus + #HACC2019 – Oct 9, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meli James, Sandra Fujiyama, Thelma Alane, Donna Scannell

First up I want to let you know about this quick news item, coming up tomorrow, Oct 10th, is an IfA talk about the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration which recently obtained the first image of a black hole. Dr. Geoffrey Bower will describe the science and technology behind this discovery, including what it tells us about Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The black hole has been given the Hawaiian name Pōwehi in recognition of the pioneering role of Maunakea telescopes – the Submillimeter Array and the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope.

Then we have Sandra Fujiyama from the Office of Innovation and Commercialization and Meli James from Mana Up here to tell us about the Future Focus Conference. Last but not least, we are joined by Thelma Alane, and Donna Scannell from Kaiser Permanente to talk about the upcoming Hawaii Annual Code Challenge.

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Episode 579: Mauka Marketplace + Mana Studios – Oct 2, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Kalani Bright, Kiana Bright and Matt Lynch

During this special fall fund drive edition, we feature, live in the studio, Matt Lynch from Mauka Marketplace and Kalani Bright from Mana Studios, recent winners at the Purple Prize Kilo Hoku, and they’re here to tell us about their startups, the Purple Prize process and advancing indigenous knowledge.

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Episode 578: Coral Monitoring Citizen Science – Sept 25, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Paulo Maurin, Ku’ulei Rogers, Alie Shea

During this special Fall Fund Drive edition, we have Dr. Kuʻulei Rogers Assistant Researcher from the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Paulo Maurin from the NOAA Coral Program and Alie Shea from the Division of Aquatic Resources here to tell us about new technologies to detect coral bleaching. Here are a few sites for more information on citizen science projects to help monitor the reefs: Koʻa Card, Hawaiicoral.org, Eyes of the Reef and PacIOOS Coral Cover.

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Episode 577: Purple Prize + Humane A.I. – Sept 18, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alec Wagner, Peter Hershock

First up, we have Alec Wagner from Purple Prize to talk about Kilo Hoku happening on Saturday, Sept 21, 2019. Then we have Peter Hershock from the East West Center to talk about ethics and humanity in artificial intelligence.

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Episode 576: #HacktheWave + #TechForce 2019 – Sept 11, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ed Barnabas, Sam Sneed, Tim Ames

To all our friends on Kauai, I want to share this great robotics training opportunity. The Kauai Robotics Alliance – KRA, have arranged for some professional trainers to come from FIRST Robotics, to present a two-day teacher professional development event, on teaching robotics and related project-based learner to all participants. The training is FREE to any Hawaii teachers (or anyone else, like scout leaders, home-schoolers and engaged parents). The training takes place on Friday (9/20) and Saturday (9/21) but you must sign up. To do so, visit kauairoboticsalliance.org for more information.

Then, we have Ed Barnabas from Booz Allen Hamilton here to talk about a hackathon called Hack the Wave in support of ALS and the ALS Foundation of Hawaii. Last but not least, we have Sam Sneed from Law firm ES&A and Tim Ames, CTO at Hawaii Tech Support here to talk about TechForce 2019 Conference and Expo. Sign up and support this essential tech initiative.

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Episode 575: Digging into Data + #Holocampus – Sept 4, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Garret Yoshimi, Bill Chismar, Chris Shuler

First up, we have Bill Chismar from the UH Outreach College here to talk about the Digging into Data lecture series. Then, we have UH CIO Garret Yoshimi and Researcher Chris Shuler talk about delivering classes via 3D technologies like Augmented Reality Holographic Telepresence over the Hawaiki broadband submarine fiber cable to American Samoa Community College.

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Episode 574: @XLR8HI + Hawaii Annual Code Challenge – Aug 28, 2019

Photo (l:r) Doug Murdock, Stewart Crawford, Governor David Ige, Kate Poljakova Matayoshi

First up, we have Kate Poljakova Matayoshi from XLR8HI here to talk about an upcoming event called Bank on It. Then, we have Governor David Ige, State Chief Information Officer, Doug Murdock and HPU Computer Science Associate Professor Stewart Crawford here to talk about the upcoming 4th Hawaii Annual Code Challenge.

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Episode 573: CyberPatriot + Mana Up Cohort 4 – Aug 21, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Kehaulani Neilsen, Loren Shoop, Reynold Hioki, Meli James

First off, the HiPlan business plan competition is open to individuals or groups (for-profit or non-profit) whose business plan focuses on developing startup or expanding a business based on Hawaii Island. The purpose of the Competition is to stimulate development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem on Hawaii Island. A grand prize of $25,000 in seed money will be awarded to the winning plan, 2019. Deadline to apply is Sept 7

Then we have Reynold Hioki here to talk about CyberPatriot Invitational and Capture the Flag competition. Finally, we have two companies, Ulu Mana and Kahulalea, currently in Mana Up‘s 4th cohort talk about what they do and their plans to take it to the next level.

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Episode 572: XR Meetup + Impact Hub – Aug 14, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Sherrie Richman, Anne Weber

First up, the Indigenous Technology Prototype Showcase is taking place on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Impact Hub. You will be able to check out 12 technology concepts creating value for our community and the ʻāina.

Then we have Sherrie Richman on the show to talk about XR and the XR Meetup Group. Finally, we have Anne Weber from the Impact Hub Honolulu to talk about coworking in Hawaii, how the space has evolved and Impact Hubʻs expansion plans.

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Episode 571: HI Soup + Aloha AI Network – Aug 7, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Chase Toyofuku-Souza, Samantha Ruis, Mark Kimura

First up, we have Samantha Ruiz from the HI Soup to tell us about a micro granting event in support of Purple Prize. Then, we have Mark Kimura and Chase Toyofuku-Souza from Oceanit to tell us about a program to introduce AI to high schools called the Aloha AI Network which consists of Raspberry Pi, Google Coral, and Google Firestore.

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